Hybrid Humvee Brings Stealth to Battlefield

Tue, Nov 22, 2005

Hummer News, Off Road News

One fault of the traditional Humvee that no one will argue is its ability to be quiet and stealthy. That may all change soon, as the military has created a concept of a Hybrid Electric Humvee. The hybrid vehicle is heavier than a normal Humvee; it runs quiet on “electric prowl power” and can go 10 kilometers on battery power alone. One of the limitations of the vehicle is that it can?t ford a deep stream because the power-generating batteries are located low on the vehicle?s frame. The Hybrid Electric Humvee is being developed by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich. For more information, visit military.com.

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